01 May 2005

Hollow Woman (by Rachel E.)


She hides behind a mask of makeup
Flawless skin, rosy cheeks
But what lies underneath?
Her bright red lips are moving
yet she makes no sound
The words are drowning
in lies she tells herself
False eyelashes
batting artificial emotions
Looks can be deceiving
She paints over the imperfections on her face
but she will never be able to erase
what lies under the facade, this exterior, this shell
Fake fingernails
scratching the surface
never caring to dig deep enough to
discover what lies beneath
She built her life on beauty
But when her makeup comes off
And the truth comes out
Will she still be the woman
She always wanted to be?

by Rachel E.
(Spring, 2005)

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